Cincinnati Basketball Schedule Updates

The Cincinnati Athletic department announced on Thursday that the men's basketball team will play at Villanova on Tuesday, Dec. 3 in this years' edition of the Big 12-Big East Battle. Full list of the match ups are below:
2024 Big 12-BIG EAST Battle Schedule

December 3:
Cincinnati at Villanova
BYU at Providence

December 4:
Baylor at Connecticut
Kansas at Creighton
DePaul at Texas Tech
Marquette at Iowa State

December 6:
Georgetown at West Virginia
Xavier at TCU

December 7:
Kansas State at St. John's
Butler at Houston

December 8:
Oklahoma State at Seton Hall

The Battle matchups, which feature five Sweet 16 teams and seven ranked in the final AP poll, are jointly determined by the two conferences, with the home team choosing the venue of its game. Broadcast arrangements for the contests will be determined by the national television rights holder of the home team, which is FOX Sports for the BIG EAST and ESPN for the Big 12.  

Villanova leads the all-time series 6-4, with nine of those happening as BIG EAST foes (2006-13) and another in 1947. Cincinnati has claimed the last three, most recently a 68-50 home win in 2013 where JaQuon Parker and Sean Kilpatrick each scored 19 points. With the exception of Xavier, which UC will host this season, it is the Bearcats' first matchup with the league since Butler in 2015-16.
Other schedule news:
Jon Rothstein also reported Cincinnati and Dayton are working to finalize an agreement to play next season at Heritage Bank Center in downtown Cincinnati. 
The two met this past season in the Hoops Classic, presented by Altafiber. In the first meeting between the two since 2010. Dayton won, 82-68.

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